Pontispool Horse Trials (20-21 April) near Taunton will be better than ever this year thanks to a £3,000 development grant from British Eventing (BE).
Competitors will warm-up for the show jumping in a new 70x30m all-weather arena and enjoy an improved cross-country course.
The event is the first of two scheduled BE horse trials at the Somerset venue this season as it is replacing Bicton Horse Trials for 2007. Pontispool (2) will run 26-27 May.
Top event riders Lucy Wiegersma and Mary King have both competed at Pontispool since the horse trials began eight years ago.
The schedule includes classes from pre-novice to open intermediate and the all-weather show jumping arena and undulating parkland provide good going whatever the weather.
The cross-country course, designed by Eric Winter, boasts a variety of combinations and a fantastic water jump and the intermediate track is suitable for horses ready to move up a grade from novice level.
The ballot date for Pontispool (1) is 30 March. For more information or to enter contact entries secretary Ann Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit: www.britisheventing.com